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P & T Committee Approvals, FDA Warning About Diabetes Drugs

Pharmacy Focus

See highlights of the April meeting of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. Also, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a warning that the Type 2 diabetes medications canagliflozin, dapagliflozin and empagliflozin may lead to acidosis, including ketoacidosis.

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Surgery Grand Rounds

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Grand Rounds

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Surgery Scheduling

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Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic (Ethics Noon Conference) – June 17

The topic of the Ethics Noon Conference is "The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic From 1864 to 1939: Minnesota Family Practice Becomes an International Medical Mecca." This CME activity will take place Wednesday, June 17, at noon in Harvey Morse Auditorium. The speaker will be W. Bruce Fye, MD, professor of Medicine and professor of History of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic.

ICD-10 Physician and Provider Impact Sessions – June 23-24

This CME activity will provide physicians with information on the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision (ICD-10). It will introduce ICD-10, explore the impact of ICD-10 on physicians and providers, discuss the required documentation specificity of ICD-10 and review some diagnoses that will be impacted. Sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, June 23, noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse 1-2 (Internal Medicine), Wednesday, June 24, noon-1 p.m. in Harvey Morse 4-5 (Cardiology) and Wednesday, June 24, 5-6 p.m. in PEC 8 (Surgery and surgical subspecialties). For more information, email

Search for the Lost City of the Monkey God (Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association) – June 24

Filmmaker Steve Elkins will speak about his team's expedition in the Honduran jungle and about the dangers posed by deforestation. The event, sponsored by the Cedars-Sinai Alumni Association and medical staff, will take place Wednesday, June 24, at 6:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. Admission is $5 for medical staff members, employees and volunteers, and $10 for the general public. To RSVP, email

Clinical Documentation Integrity Course for Physicians – July 7

Members of the medical staff can take a Clinical Documentation Integrity Power Course for Physicians that will meet the first Tuesday of each month through Dec. 1. Sessions will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. in various locations. The July 7 session will take place in Harvey Morse 4-5. Participants need to attend just one session. For more information, call Clinical Documentation Integrity at 310-423-3052.

CDI Power Course for Physicians (PDF)

Association for Women in Science Monthly Coffee Hour – July 14

Everyone interested in promoting women in science is invited to this monthly coffee meeting, which takes place the second Tuesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. in Davis 1004.

Los Angeles Orthopedic Trauma Symposium: Fractures Below the Belt – Sept. 26

The seventh annual conference will present the latest techniques and algorithms for the care of patients with complex lower extremity injuries. It will benefit orthopedic surgeons, emergency room physicians and other healthcare professionals who routinely see patients with pelvic and acetabular fractures, hip dislocations and fractures, patella fractures, peri-prosthetic femur factures and peri-articular fractures. The conference will take place Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Sofitel Hotel at Beverly Hills. Click here for more information or to register.

Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff – Oct. 19

The meeting will take place Monday, Oct. 19, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Harvey Morse Auditorium. It will include the chief of staff report, the CEO report and executive update, and the presentation of the Chief of Staff Award and the Pioneer in Medicine Award.